Each day I hear about the suffering of priests, parishes, individuals because of the continued fallout from the horror of abuse perpetrated by some priests against the innocent.
Today a letter arrived from a brother priest who has been tasked with raising millions of dollars that his diocese, without loosing every church, chapel, rectory, parish hall, might have the funds for a just settlement for the victims of abuse.
In eloquent language he begs every priest in this country to donate $1,000.
Perhaps you who read this would help.
In the first instance it is the victims who will be helped – saving the church property is secondary and will only occur if
the victims are taken care of.
Donations may be sent to/checks made out to:
Settlement agreement fund
And sent to: St. George’s Diocese
13 Mount Bernard Avenue
Corner Brook, NL
As St. Isaac the Syrian reminds us in his 56th Homily: God is near to the distressed heart of the man who cries out to Him in his affliction.
The victims are crying out; the diocese is crying out; Christ is crying out.
We can become a comfort to the suffering Christ, be the instrument of God’s nearness to the distressed hearts involved in this affliction through our prayers and, those who are able, through donations.
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